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The mission of the Salisbury University Libraries’ Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is to cultivate and sustain the advancement of scholarly research through collecting, preserving, and providing access to records and artifacts that illustrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the greater Chesapeake region. It was founded in 1982 and includes the Local History Archives, University Archives, and Special Collections, among other book and microfilm collecti...



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Aug 20, 2021 John Goldsmith (WWDC)
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WARNING: RECORDINGS CONTAIN HARMFUL AND OFFENSIVE WORDS AND PHRASES CONCERNING RACE, INCLUDING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE Recorded during the 1963 unrest during the Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland, these audio recordings capture the unedited sounds of both protesters and segregationists. The recordings were made primarily by reporter John Goldsmith for the District of Columbia radio station, WWDC. In the first recording, there are protesters in front of the Dorchester County Courthouse...
Topics: civil rights movement, cambridge movement, cambridge, maryland, segregation, desegregation,...
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Aug 4, 2021 Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore Association
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In 1929, the Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore Association published this brochure to promote a summer White House on the Delmarva Peninsula, specifically targeting President Herbert Hoover with reasons why the region would be suitable. Included are photographs and written explanations about the following reasons why the Delmarva Peninsula offers the best summer White House: Proximity to Capital Accessible by water, rail, motor and air Privacy insured Geographic location Climatic conditions Attractive...
Topics: white house, president, delmarva, hoover, maryland, delaware, virginia
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Maces Lane High School
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Tiger Tales was the yearbook for Maces Lane High School, Dorchester County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbook was loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: cambridge, maryland, african american, education, dorchester
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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May 26, 2021 Salisbury High School
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The Beacon was the yearbook for Salisbury High School, Wicomico County Public Schools’ segregated high school for African American students. The yearbook includes faculty and staff, student portraits, club and athletic photos, and advertisements. Yearbooks were loaned to the Nabb Research Center by Shanie Shields for digitization in 2021.
Topics: salisbury, maryland, wicomico, education, yearbook, african american, segregation, Salisbury high...
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Apr 2, 2021 Methodist Episcopal Church, Salisbury Circuit
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This handwritten ledger includes the records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Salisbury Circuit, Philadelphia Conference from 1851 to 1879. Included are baptisms, marriages, elders and preachers, and other membership information. These records come from the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church collection at the Nabb Research Center.
Topics: church, methodist episcoal, Asbury, Salisbury, Maryland
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Historical Eastern Shore Newspapers
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Mar 24, 2021 City of Salisbury
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These meeting minutes of the Salisbury City Council from 1908 to 1916 were transcribed by Kate Harris. Meetings document various municipal programs and activities, including the 1909 Humphrey's Pond dam burst. The meeting minutes come from the Nabb Center's Wicomico Historical Society Collection (2001.007). 
Topics: city council, municipal, salisbury, maryland
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Mar 24, 2021 Stevenson Methodist Episcopal Church
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These two ledgers contain the church records of the Stevenson Methodist Episcopal Church in Berlin, Maryland from 1857 to 1957. Records include baptisms, marriages, member lists, and other miscellaneous information about the church's activities. Digitized from the originals provided by (and returned to) the church. 
Topics: church, methodist episcopal, stevenson, berlin, maryland
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Mar 24, 2021 Jane M. Yantis
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 These 1745 and 1755 debt books for Worcester County, Maryland were transcribed and compiled by Jane Yantis from microfilm roll MSA SR7944.  According to Skinner's 2016 abstracts, "The Provincial Land Office of Maryland was responsible for distributing land from 1634 to 1777 on behalf of the Lord Proprietor. The Lord Proprietor’s rent rolls and the debt books, the means by which the Lord Proprietor kept track of the rents due him, both commence in 1715 (though some are no longer...
Topics: colonial maryland, worcester county, maryland, land records
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Mar 24, 2021 Maria Louise Ellegood
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This "Sketch of the Early History of Wicomico County and Salisbury, Maryland" was written by Maria Louise Ellegood in April 1923 for the Wicomico Woman's Club. It includes a narrative history of Wicomico County and Salisbury.
Topics: history, Wicomico, Salisbury, Maryland
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Mar 18, 2021 Jonas Green
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 to 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767 when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
Topics: Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Annapolis, Maryland, Jonas Greene,...
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Mar 8, 2021 Anne Catherine Hoof Greene
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 to 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767 when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
Topics: Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Annapolis, Maryland, Jonas Greene,...
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Mar 8, 2021 Anne Catherine Hoof Greene
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 to 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767 when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
Topics: Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Annapolis, Maryland, Jonas Greene,...
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Feb 4, 2021 Salisbury University
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From 1970 to 1973, students in Dr. Polly Stewart’s folklore and folklife classes sought to capture the memory of lynchings on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore. These students interviewed 28 community members, typing or handwriting their stories in a methodology similar to oral histories. Although many of the stories capture vivid descriptions of local racial terror lynchings—specifically Matthew Williams in 1931—they also exemplify the fault of memory 40 years later. In fact, most of the...
Topics: lynching, racism, maryland, salisbury, matthew williams, folklore
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Feb 4, 2021 Anne Catherine Hoof Greene
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 to 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767 when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
Topics: Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Annapolis, Maryland, Jonas Greene,...
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Jan 27, 2021 City of Salisbury Department of Public Works
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This collection consists of two scrapbooks containing Daily Times and Advertiser newspaper clippings from 1983 to 1996 documenting the activities of the City of Salisbury's Department of Public Works. Included are clippings related to the Salisbury Zoo, marina construction, downtown and Westside revitalization, housing and environmental issues, and more. For more information, visit the finding aid:  http://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/local-history-archives/2021.003
Topics: salisbury, maryland, public works, scrapbook, marina, zoo, revitalization, urban renewal,...
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Jan 19, 2021 White Family
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The White Family correspondence comes from the Tull and White Families Papers (1992.009) at the Nabb Research Center and were transcribed by Sharon Walsh. They include letters to and from Wicomico and Worcester County, Maryland men: Henry White (1833-1857), Edward White (1854-1893), and Southey King White (1942-1960). For more information, visit the finding aid:  http://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/local-history-archives/1992.009
Topics: correspondence, worcester, wicomico, maryland
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Jan 8, 2021 Ocean CIty Life-Saving Station
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This daily log ledger documents the activities of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station (MD) from 1878 to 1880. The original ledger is held by the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum (catalog number 1978.6.1). It includes a daily accounting of weather condition, drills, beach patrols, shipwrecks, and rescues.  Spelling is irregular and the transcription includes a key to terms at the beginning. 
Topics: lifesaving, ledger, ocean city, maryland
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Jan 8, 2021 Houston Cemetery Association
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These ledgers document the Houston Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland, which was founded in 1901 by African American community leader, Solomon Houston. The ledgers record interments, payments, and more from 1915 to 1937.  The ledgers come from the Linda Duyer African American History Collection at the Nabb Research Center (2012.021). For more information, visit the finding aid here: http://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/local-history-archives/2012.021
Topics: salisbury, maryland, cemetery, african american history
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Dec 21, 2020 Peninsula General Hospital Junior Auxiliary Board
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Founded in 1924, the Junior Auxiliary Board has been a volunteer organization for Peninsula General Hospital (now Tidal Health Peninsula Regional Medical Center) in Salisbury, Maryland. These meeting minutes document the early activity of the Junior Auxiliary board from 1924 to 1948. In addition to volunteering to help patients, the Junior Auxiliary Board also provides a restaurant and gift shop for the patients and their family and friends, with all proceeds being donated back to the...
Topics: hospital, Salisbury, Maryland
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Dec 16, 2020 Anne Catherine Hoof Greene
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 to 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767 when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
Topics: Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Annapolis, Maryland, Jonas Greene,...
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Nov 9, 2020
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767, when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
Topics: Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Annapolis, Maryland, Jonas Greene,...
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Nov 4, 2020 Jonas Greene
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The Maryland Gazette was originally published from 1727 1734 by William Parks of Annapolis, before being published by Jonas Greene from 1738 until his death in 1767, when his wife, Anne Catherine Hoof Greene, assumed published duties. The Gazette would continue to be published by the Greene family until 1909, and in 1919 was bought by The Capital, which was in turn bought by the Baltimore Sun . The Gazette supported Greene’s positions on colonial freedom and opposition to the Stamp Act, and...
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Nov 2, 2020 Pilot (Chicago, Illinois)
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This February 1903 issue of the Pilot is part of the Nabb Center's Mary Anne Pieper Collection (2019.076). The newspaper, published in Chicago, Illinois, was "Devoted to the Interests of the Unmarried--It Is Not Good For Man To Be Alone." Included are dozens of personal ads, some accompanied by a portrait photograph, both by women and men.
Topics: dating, Pilot, Chicago, newspaper
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Nov 2, 2020 Parsons Cemetery Committee
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These 26 ledgers comprise the handwritten records of Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland, dating from the 1870s to 2011. Included are lot sale records, burial record ledgers, lot information booklets, lot owner binders, and more.There are both alphabetical listings of lot owners (binders) and lot-ordered listings for both single sites and family lots (ledgers). Listings include financial information for lot sales, internments, and names of deceased. Historic Parsons Cemetery is owned and...
Topics: cemetery, Parsons, Salisbury, Maryland
The  Lieutenant   A llan  Morton Thomas  Jr.   Letters   consists of letters  and personal correspondence  from  Lieutenant  Allan Morton Thomas   Jr. , USNR.  to his wife Georgia E. Thomas   f rom 1942 to 1945.   Thomas Jr.  was a   Lieutenant on  LCI(L) - 225  in  the  U.S.  Navy during World War II.   Thomas Jr. wrote  about his life aboard the ship in the  censored locations of the  Pacific Theater . Several letters have missing pages  and some lines are censored...
Topics: World War II, Personal Correspondence, United States Navy
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with "Hurricane" Hazel Cropper, a Crisfield native and professional crab picker who won the Crab Derby picking contest ten times at the time of the interview. In the interview, she describes her upbringing and introduction to crab picking, noting her strategies and shortcomings when it came to competitions. She also talks about how her talent benefitted her on the road, demonstrating her abilities in Philadelphia and Baltimore, impressing crowds, and...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, African American History, Crab Picking, Crisfield MD
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Binky Dize, a lifelong waterman and Smith Island native who gives lectures at the Crisfield Heritage Foundation and Museum. In the interview, Dize talks about his upbringing and the history of his family on Smith island, dating back to the 1600s. He talks about his life as a waterman and the lessons he learned from his father, as well as how this culture is reflected in Crisfield. He also talks about his ties to both Smith Island and Crisfield, participating in...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Smith Island, Crisfield MD, Watermen
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Valerie Mason, Office Manager of the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce in Crisfield, MD, and daughter of Austin Cox, Sr. In this interview, Mason describes her role in the Chamber of Commerce and what some of the responsibilities of that organization are, as well as some of the events they sponsor to generate revenue. The largest event they sponsor is the Crab Derby, bringing around 10,000 participants and thousands of dollars in revenue. Other popular events...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Tourism, Crisfield MD
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Bart Crockett, a waterman living in Crisfield MD, on the state of the industry and its future in the area. In the interview, he discusses his own business crabbing in the Bay, speaking of the regulations he has to follow and their necessity to preserve the wildlife and watermen's livelihood. He describes the recent economic troubles for crabbers in the area due to a low market price and poor environmental conditions, leading to high mortality rates in crabs...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Watermen, Seafood
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Tom Rippen, a biologist who consulted and observed Crisfield and Maryland seafood industries. The interview mainly revolves around Rippen's observations of the blue crab population decline in recent years and the simultaneous increase in demand for blue crab, resulting in a massive influx of foreign crab imports to the area rather than locally caught crab. He talks of this dominance of cheap crab imports from east Asia and the possibility of introducing new...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Chesapeake Bay, wildlife conservation, Crisfield MD
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Julie M. Horner, Director of Somerset County Tourism in Princess Anne, MD. In the interview, she discusses the Somerset County Tourism organization and her responsibilities as Director in overseeing the state of tourism in the area. She describes the state of tourism in Crisfield, noting what people can do in the area, who generally comes to Crisfield, and what they try to do to attract more tourists. She also discusses the future of tourism in Crisfield,...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Tourism, Somerset County Tourism, Crisfield MD
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Joseph "Joe" Ward, Manager of Janes Island State Park in Crisfield, MD. In the interview, Ward talks about Janes Island State Park: his job as manager, the park's development, staff, and how people generally use the park when they visit. He also talks about tourism in Crisfield in general, noting its importance to the economic health of the area and what he hopes to see in the future for the area with the addition of the high-speed ferry to the...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Tourism, Crisfield MD, Janes Island State Park
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Janet Sneade, owner of Trinity Lane Gospel Corner within Precious Gifts and Apparel. In the interview, she speaks of her upbringing in Crisfield in the 1980s, where she met her husband and settled down to have a family. She describes some of the changes she's seen in the area, notably the economic downturn after the local factories closed, but remains hopeful because of the new ferry being built at the time. She also describes the role of religion in her family...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Religion, Crisfield MD
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Mark and Dallas Bradshaw, two watermen from Smith Island and Crisfield. In the interview, they describe life on Smith Island and their work as watermen catching crabs. They describe the various methods watermen use to catch crabs, such as "bank traps", and a lot of the difficulties faced by watermen at that time, mostly with finances and regulations. Mark also talks about his second job at the Eastern Shore Correctional Institute and how being on the...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Watermen, Tourism
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Oct 5, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Crazy Sun, an artist and traditionalist in the Accohannock community near Marion Station, MD. In the interview, Crazy Sun tells the story of how he came to the community in search of his heritage and ancestry, using Mormon genealogy records along the way. He also describes his art, which he had been developing all his life, mostly focusing on poetry. He also shares some Cherokee greetings and phrases.  This interview is part of the Crisfield Traditions in Time...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Marion Station MD, Native American Oral History
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Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Rachael Ann Alexander, curator of the Accohannock Indian Tribal Museum. In the interview, she describes how the museum came to be at its current location and plans to move to a new site at Bending River park in the next couple of years. She explains what it is like being Native American in Maryland, later describing some of the traditions of Native peoples that are often not understood. She also gives a brief history of the Accohannock peoples in the area, as...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Native American History, Native American Oral History, Accohannock
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Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Pastor Dorothy Mae Holden from Highway Holiness Church in Hopewell, MD. In this interview, she talks about how she and her husband created the Highway Holiness church in 1968, mentioning how the congregation and community grew and some of the activities they hold, including a Fellowship dinner. She describes the youth program they employ and the need to get younger people to begin and stay in the community so it may last. She also speaks about the religious...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Religion, Highway Holiness Church
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Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Christine Tyler, Executive Director of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation in Crisfield, MD. In the interview, she speaks about her life on the Eastern Shore and in Crisfield, as well as her introduction to the Heritage Foundation, eventually becoming its Executive Director. She speaks about the various activities that the foundation sponsors, including the Oyster & Bull roast and the Hard Crab derby, each bringing quite a bit of participation from the...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield MD, Tourism, Crisfield Heritage Foundation
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Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Pastor Tom Blakelock, pastor at Mariners United Methodist Church and Asbury United Methodist Church. In this interview, he talks about his coming to Crisfield MD and the differences in congregations even in the same town. He speaks about the aging congregations and the decrease in religiosity in the area coinciding with a significant decrease in employment opportunities in the area and the increase in financial difficulties.  This interview is part of the...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Asbury United Methodist Church, Mariners United Methodist Church,...
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Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Peggy DeHaven, a 72-year-old longtime resident of Crisfield, MD. As a longtime resident, DeHaven describes many of the changes she's seen in Crisfield and the surrounding areas, expressing concerns over the new generations and their move away from the water and other changes in the community. She also talks more about her own family and their livelihoods around the water and town. This interview is part of the Crisfield Traditions in Time Project.  For more...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield MD, Tourism
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Dennis E. Smith, manager at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD. In this interview, Smith discusses the scope and role of tourism in Crisfield MD as well as the involvement of Somers Cove Marina in that tourism. He discusses the activities that Crisfield had, including food and boating, and the importance of the marina in maintaining that interest in the area, especially for activities on the water. He also describes the marina itself, its construction, and...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield MD, Somers Cove Marina, Tourism
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Captain Larry Laird, Sr., a watermen in charge of the Capt. Jason II ship in Crisfield, MD. In the interview, Laird describes his life on Smith island and his business as a ferryman for tourists and other passengers to and from the island. He discusses what it is like to have his kids take a school boat to and from school in Crisfield and the necessity of boating in his life. He describes the tourism in the area, including the impact of the local marina, and...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Tourism, Crisfield MD
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Brenda Thomas, Office Manager at MeTompkin Seafood in Crisfield, MD. In this interview, she describes her recollection of her long career in the seafood industry since the mid 1970s. She describes the changes she's seen over the years, including the decline of locally-sourced seafood and a dramatic loss in the labor force, sometimes with over 50% lost. She also shares some of her observations about the local town, speaking of some of the festivals they still...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield MD, Seafood Processing, MeTompkin Seafood
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Charles Tim Howard, a previous seafood business owner in Crisfield, MD. In the interview, he discusses his family's genealogy and past within the seafood business. He describes their various operations in oyster and crabbing houses, employing many different types of people in their houses. He talks of the growth in diversity in the crabbing houses after desegregation, bringing in more African-American workers. He also talks of the decline in the crab processing...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield MD, Crabbing, Seafood Processing
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Debra Josenhans, principal of Crisfield High School (CHS) in 2003. Mainly, the interview covers how CHS relates to the local maritime culture, either as a reinforcer or as a path out of that culture. She speaks about projects used to educate students on local history and environmental studies, but also speaks of an effort to get students to think more globally, outside of the shore. She also speaks of the robust culture around the school and its lasting impact...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield High School, Education
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Oct 2, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Carl Tyler, a 16 year old junior at Crisfield High School (CHS) who works on the water during summers. In the interview, he discusses life at CHS in everything from social life to sports, as well as career paths from high school. He discusses his plans for his future and the decline of potential watermen in his class, noting that most teachers try to push kids towards college.  This interview is part of the Crisfield Traditions in Time Project.  For more...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield High School, Watermen
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 23, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Dave Blazer, Executive Director of the Maryland Coastal Bays program, on the subject of environmental issues on Maryland's lower shore. In the interview, Blazer recalls the history of the Maryland Costal Bays Program and the development of greater environmental conservation methods made through that program. He also speaks about local sentiments towards conservation and various environmental movements that have grown in the area around that time. 
Topics: Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Protection
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Jack Kumer on the conservation and study of the Piping Plover population in Assateague Island. In the interview, Kumer describes the actions involved in monitoring and protecting the then-endangered Piping Plover habitats and how those plans for preservation have changed in the previous twenty years. He speaks at length of the necessary actions that need to and have been taken to protect these and other birds in the area and allow for population increases. He...
Topics: Wildlife Conservation, Piping Plover, Bird Conservation, Assateague Island
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview is with Jim Rapp, President of Delmarva Low-Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE), promoting tourism that does not hurt the environment. In the interview, he describes DLITE and their operations as well as how they promote ecologically-mindful tourism. He also speaks at length of the Delmarva Birding Weekend event that they host, speaking of its origins, turnout, and the economic incentive and development that it generates.  He also tells some stories of his experience on some of...
Topics: Birding, DLITE, Tourism, Wildlife Preservation, Bird Watching
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with former Ocean City Mayor Roland "Fish" Powell about the National Flood Insurance Program. In the interview, he summarizes his time as mayor and some of the actions he and the city council enacted to further develop Ocean City in the 1980s and 90s. He speaks of the storm in 1962 that damaged sections of Ocean City and led to efforts to preserve the beaches and protect both residents and local environment. He also speaks about private enterprises in the...
Topics: National Flood Insurance Program, Ocean City MD, 1962 Ocean City Storm, Environment Protection
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Carolyn Cummings about the National Flood Insurance program. They explain their feelings of the program and its requirements and Ocean City's entrance into the program in 1971. They also discuss the correlation between 1970s development in Ocean City and the availability of the program, and the local awareness of the dangers of flooding regardless of insurance. 
Topics: National Flood Insurance Program, Conservation, Urban Development
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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Vasco Calcara was the owner of Lombardi's restaurant in Ocean City. In this brief interview, he shares his views on the importance of flood insurance in reference to recent floods in the area, development in the area, and the impact of development in the area ecologically. 
Topics: Ocean City, Flooding, Insurance
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Dr. Ron Gutberlet from the Department of Biology. In this interview, he focuses on the "Christmas Bird" and the various efforts to conduct population counts and studies of this and other bird species. He also talks of the various methods to catalogue findings and data on these searches and the effort to put these resources online through "e-Bird". He also talks about wildlife "shoots" that have become more commonplace and aid in...
Topics: Wildlife Conservation, Christmas Bird, Biology
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 22, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Samuel Dyke, then President of the Tri County Bird Club of Maryland. In this interview, Dyke talks about the practice of Birding and his involvement in the Bird Club, speaking of its history and activities as well. He also speaks about some of his favorite birds to study, including the "Christmas Bird". 
Topics: Tri County Bird Club, Birding, Bird Watching, Wildlife Preservation
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 18, 2020 Somerset County
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This list records the names, ages, race, party, and voting district of every registered voter in Somerset County, Maryland in 1920. This list is the first to include women as registered voters. The collection comes from the Nabb Research Center (2006.260).
Topics: women's suffrage, voting, Somerset County, Maryland
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 18, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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Elizabeth "Betty" Pitney is an active member of the Tri-County Bird club, pert of the Maryland Ornithological Society. In this interview, she describes her attraction to "birding" as well as what differentiates birding from bird watching. She also goes into great detail about birds themselves, including molting, physical characteristics, and some of the migratory patters that affects her birding activities. 
Topics: Birding, Bird Watching, Tri-State Bird Club
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 17, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Dr. Harry Womack, a member of the Environmental Studies department at Salisbury University. In this interview, he talks about the history of the Wicomico Environmental trust, including its creation and current operations in wildlife conservation. He also speaks about some of the research he had done in Environmental Science and other faculty members involved in similar research ventures. 
Topics: Environmental Science, Wicomico Environmental Trust, Wildlife Conservation
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 17, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Judith Stribling about the forestry industry on the Eastern Shore.
Topics: Forestry, Wildlife Conservation
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 17, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Sallie Welte about Ospreys and bird conservation. In this interview, she talks about how she got involved in the Tristate Bird Rescue as a veterinarian and their role in conserving wildlife. She also speaks about the impact of minor oil spills on wildlife and the lack of attention these get due to their lack of danger compared to large-scale spills. She then speaks of the Rescue's operations in rehabilitating birds and teh various regulations and rules they...
Topics: Bird Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Osprey
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 17, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Tim Hooke on the subject of Birding and bird watching. In this brief interview, Tim Hooke describes some actions he's observed with various Eastern Shore birds of prey, mentioning migratory patterns and interactions with other birds. 
Topics: Birding, Bird Watching, Osprey
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Sep 17, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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Eugene Borden was an educator in Somerset County, MD. In this interview, he describes his upbringing and the influences on his life that led to his thirty-year career in education, as well as the various aspects of the Crisfield community that pertain to education. He also talks about the prominent Hispanic community in Crisfield, thanks to an influx of migrant workers, and his work with the Migrant Education Program. He also speaks about race relations and the impact of integration on the...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, African American History, African American Education, Crisfield MD,...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 15, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with April Todd; a long-time resident and teacher from Crisfield, MD. In this interview, she describes her upbringing in Crisfield and her education at the various schools in the area, as well as the influence of education on her life and others who were with her at that time. She also describes how she and her husband moved back to Crisfield and their experiences with the education there as educators themselves.  This interview is part of the Crisfield Traditions...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Education, Crisfield MD
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Sep 15, 2020 Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
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This interview was conducted with Alfred David Tuttle, Jr., from Crisfield MD. Tuttle grew up in Crisfield in the early 1970s. In this interview, he describes his childhood in great detail, describing life as a child in Crisfield at that time, the various child groups that existed, and some of the activities he and other children partook in during their free time. He also describes life around Crisfield and the conflicts that occurred, noting that general race relations were good. He also...
Topics: Crisfield Traditions in Time, Crisfield MD, Education, Bullying, Race Relations